Utah State University

Assistant Professor OR Lecturer in Criminal Justice

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(11/1/2023 3:07 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Sociology & Anthropology
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a Criminal Justice faculty position (tenure-track assistant professor or term appointment lecturer). The position is located at the USU Campus in Blanding, Utah. We particularly seek applications from individuals with criminal justice teaching experience at the university level.


This is a nine-month appointment with USU's sociology program, beginning August of 2024. The sociology program offers a BS/BA in Criminal Justice. The position has a role assignment of 75% teaching and advising, 15% research and/or creative endeavors, and 10% service. Requirements include the ability to teach undergraduate criminal justice/sociology courses, with preference in juvenile justice and family law. Instruction is delivered by a variety of methods (e.g. face-to-face, internet video broadcast, and online). Use of an internet-based learning management system is expected.


  • Teach lower and upper-division courses in the criminal justice and sociology programs
  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Develop and supervise internship placements
  • Engage in Criminal Justice research/creative endeavors
  • Provide service to the department, the university, and the profession
  • Other duties as assigned


To be considered as a Lecturer:


Minimum: MS/MA in criminal justice/sociology or closely related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred: Experience teaching undergraduate courses in criminal justice, family law and sociology; 2) teaching experience with distance education technology and delivery modalities, and 3) experience working with Native American communities.


To be considered as an Assistant Professor:


Minimum: at the time of appointment, 1) a PhD in criminal justice/criminology or a closely related social science discipline, 2) a Juris Doctorate (JD) and a Master’s degree in criminal justice/criminology or a closely related social science discipline, or 3) a JD and demonstrated relevant experience in criminal justice/criminology.  ABD will be considered.

Preferred Experience teaching undergraduate courses in criminal justice/sociology; 2) teaching experience with distance education technology; 3) a record of scholarly activity; experience working with Native American communities.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV (to be uploaded to the applicant profile)
  2. Cover Letter (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the online application)
  3. Names and contact information of at least three references (requested in the online application)


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

USU Blanding is located in Utah's Canyon Country in the southeastern corner of the state. Blanding City and the surrounding area provides a beautiful back-drop for a stellar education. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery and varied outdoor activities from site-seeing and museums to climbing, hiking, and ATV trail-riding.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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